Title: Witness: Honoring the Legacy of the Grand Midwives.
Artist: Bekezela Mguni
Medium: Traditional African fabric prints, Quilting, Collage, Digital Fabric Printing, and Digital Collage
Size: 36 x 48 inches
Center: Elder midwife’s Hands, Ella Old, Autauga County, Alabama. Photo by Sharon D. Blackmon, 1981
Top left: Henrietta Atkins, Leon County, Florida. Born March 12, 1865
Center-left: Shug Lampley, Coffee County, Alabama
Center right: Mary Francis Hill Coley, Georgia. Born August 15, 1900
Center right: Georgianna Alexander Greenville, Florida.
2nd Row left: Gladys Milton, Laurel Hill, Florida. Born 1924
2nd Row right: Mamie Odessa Hale Garland, West Virginia, Arkansas, Pittsburgh. Born November 19, 1910
3rd Row left: Margaret Charles Smith, Alabama. Born September 12, 1906
3rd Row right: Sibby Kelly, Glynn County, Georgia.
4th Row left: Aunt Dora Green, Eufaula, Alabama.
4th Row right: Rachel Datcher, Shelby County, Alabama. Born 1870
Bottom left: EJ Kirkland, Florida
Bottom left center large image: Maude Callen, Florida, South Carolina. Born November 8, 1898
Bottom left center small image: Bridget “Biddy” Mason, Mississippi, Georgia, Utah, California. Born August 15, 1818
Bottom right center small image: Aunt Sally, Gees Bend, Alabama.
Bottom right center large image: Georgianna Pride, Miccosukee, FL
Bottom right: Onnie Lee Logan, Alabama. Born around 1910
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